A US Forest Service program is working to strengthen the bonds of city dwellers with the woods. The Forest Service’s Region 9 – based in Milwaukee – operates the Urban Connections program in six cities.
The programs’ managers were in Wisconsin recently – and four of them joined us in the studio – Terry Heyer from the Twin Cities, Jesse Scott from Boston, Lisa Perez from Detroit, and Jean Claassen of Milwaukee.
AlsoThe National Forest Foundation brings people together to restore and enhance our National Forests and Grasslands. As the nonprofit partner of the U.S. Forest Service, we engage America in community-based and national programs that promote the health and public enjoyment of the National Forest System. Find out more at http://www.nationalforests.org/
Whether you're roughing it in a tent or planning a family outing to a national forest, there are many ways to make sure your experience is fun and safe. Consider these safety tips when you visit a national forest or national grassland.